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News affecting Duval, Baker, Nassau, St. Johns or Clay counties.

Duval Interim Superintendent’s Son, Niece Get Top Principal Jobs

Jun 6, 2018
Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

Outgoing superintendent Patricia Willis announced a series of 19 principal changes that include promoting her son from an assistant principal spot to principal and moving a niece from leadership of a neighborhood elementary school to a high-ranking, magnet middle school.

Unnamed Business In Katrina Brown, Reggie Brown Indictment Appears To Be Jacksonville Firm

Jun 6, 2018
Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

The indictment of City Council members Katrina Brown and Reggie Brown allege that fake invoices prepared by Katrina Brown included one for purchase of furniture from an unidentified business. Retired firefighter who runs VC Gantt, LLC declines comment.


A former state lawmaker, a former school board member and a banking executive are among the nine individuals who want to fill the vacancies created by the suspension of two Jacksonville City Council members.

Jacksonville Police: 3 Dead, 1 Critical In Shooting Off Town Center Parkway

Jun 6, 2018

Three men were killed Tuesday night in a quadruple shooting off Town Center Parkway near I-295, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

The City of Jacksonville could soon acquire 6.72 acres of Mayport waterfront property with the goal of attracting private developers to transform the area into a mixed-use development.


A motion passed Monday night unanimously denied the application for a $600,000 water park to be built at the oceanfront Embassy Suites on A1A in St. Augustine Beach.

Blogtrepreneur / Wikimedia Commons

After police shot and killed a Fort Pierce man back in 2014, the family of Gregory Hill Junior sued for wrongful death.

Exterior of Jacksonville City Hall.
Joslyn Simmons / WJCT

Incoming Jacksonville City Council President Aaron Bowman is “amenable” to allowing the city’s Task Force on Civil Rights history to continue its work through his tenure. But not without narrowing its scope and focusing its charge.

Orange Park Medical Center

The Orange Park Medical Center is adding 2,100 square feet to the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

The Daily Record

Jehovah’s Witnesses will be holding three-day conventions at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on June 15-17 and June 29-July 1.

Corley Peel / News4Jax

The debate over what to do with the former Kmart property in Neptune Beach continued at the City Council meeting on Monday evening.

Tomás Del Coro / Wikimedia Commons

Elite Airways has announced new nonstop service between Rochester International Airport (RST) in Minnesota to Northeast Florida Regional Airport (UST) in St. Augustine.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

Contracts for two of Duval’s so-called alternative charter schools, Lone Star and Biscayne high schools, are up for renewal this week. The district is recommending their renewal despite having graduation rates far below the district average.

Mark Wolfe / Wikimedia Commons

Oral arguments have been scheduled for late August in a Florida Supreme Court case challenging Gov. Rick Scott’s vetoes of pay raises for firefighters employed by the state.

Florida State University

No. 6 Florida State University (FSU) Seminoles women's softball team is on its way to the championship round after avoiding elimination twice on Sunday. The Seminoles beat No. 3 University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) twice to earn a spot in the championship series for the first time in the school’s history.